Den Einsatz von Feuerwerkskörpern beschränken – den Tieren zuliebe!

Die Verwendung von Feuerwerkskörpern sollte an Silvester auf eine halbe Stunde beschränkt werden!

Alle Tiere; Hunden, Katzen, Vögeln, Kühen, Schweinen, Pferden (die Liste ist lang) leiden unter der Verwendung von Feuerwerkskörpern!

Die lauten Knall- und Lichtblitze lösen Angstreaktionen in Tieren aus.

Die Verwendung von Feuerwerkskörpern ist für die Tiere sehr schädlich und muss auf eine halbe Stunde um den Jahreswechsel zwischen dem 31. Dezember und dem 1. Januar jährlich beschränkt werden. Langfristig soll der Einsatz von Feuerwerkskörpern komplett verboten werden.

Als langjährige praktizierende Tierärztin erlebe ich jedes Jahr, welchen Schaden Feuerwerkskörper an Tieren anrichten.

In vielen Fällen ist es notwendig, den Haustieren starke Beruhigungsmittel zu verabreichen, damit sie Silvester ohne geistige Behinderung überstehen, oder andere Abende des Jahres wo Feuerwerkskörper eingesetzt werden wie z.B auf Hochzeiten und anderen Feiern.

Dies ist keine Möglichkeit für die Tiere, die frei in der Wildnis leben.

Das geschärfte Gehör, das Sehvermögen und der Geruchssinn von Tieren machen die Erfahrung von Feuerwerkskörpern sehr beängstigend. 

Die erzeugte Angst wird mitgetragen, wenn das Feuerwerk vorbei ist.

Feuerwerkskörper können den Tieren daher lebenslang schaden!

Die Fähigkeit der Tiere, Neues zu “bewältigen”, ist begrenzt. Plötzliche scharfe Lichtblitze und laute Geräusche wirken daher extrem angstlösend auf Tiere und verursachen unnötige Schmerzen.

Das Europa der Zukunft behandelt Tiere mit Würde und Respekt.

Wir haben eine Verantwortung für alle Tiere, sowohl für Haustiere als auch für wild lebende Tiere!



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Read the Danish version here!

Welcome to the puppy

A new puppy in the family is a joy. Puppies are cute and adorable, but it takes some effort from the whole family if the puppy should thrive and grow into an integrated part of the home.

Being together with the puppy is enriching and filled with great adventures, so look forward to beginning a new chapter in your life – life with a dog!

This note is meant as a help to a great start. There’re many different “suggestions” regarding “dog training”.

Pick what you like, we are all different and there is more than one way of raising a puppy. Find your own way of doing what that fits you, your family and your dog. It will pay off in the long run.

The puppy usually arrives in its new home when it’s 9-12 weeks old. It comes into a busy home, since most of us have a busy life. It can be overwhelming to fit a new puppy into our program, even if we believed, we had thought it over and planned it all.

It can be a big change of daily life for the family.

Rest and sleep!

You got to take into consideration that the puppy has been taken from its mother and siblings. It will have an enormous need for sleeping and resting, more than many believe. You can compare the puppy with a baby. If the puppy doesn’t get enough rest, then it might get stressed and not thrive.

In many families the family life is at high speed. We are busy being busy, which is a bad combination with the puppy and its needs going in the opposite direction with the need of plenty of time and rest.

Plan your  time and set time off for the puppy. No matter the breed, it will always be a unique individual, which takes time to get to know – just like it takes time for the puppy to get to know its new owner(s). The puppy just lost its safe contact with its mommy and its siblings. You can risk the puppy gets depressed if it doesn’t get enough contact and positive attention.

The first three months exercise is limited. The puppy just needs a walk to sniff and explore its new world. It can get hurt from too much exercise even it doesn’t look worn out.

Read more about puppies and exercise here!


Learn the language of the dog!

Its body and bones are not fully developed yet to handle too much exercise. So, don’t take the puppy for a regular walk yet. Spend the time getting to know the little new family member and the many signals it sends to us when it “speaks”.

Dogs communicate with a developed and varied dog language. Unfortunately, it’s only in the Disney movies the dog speaks English. Dogs can’t learn how to speak the human language (they can over time learn many verbal commands, but never our language as we speak it). Fortunately, we humans can learn to speak and understand the language of the dog and practice makes perfect!

It’s a very sad fact that many healthy dogs each year are put down due to “problematic behavior”. Many of these situations could had been avoided if only the owner had tried to understand the natural behavior of the dog.

It takes so little to learn to communicate with each other, and it’s so important for a co-existence in harmony between dog and human. Of course, there could had been a medical reason for the problematic behavior, and then of course we see the vet for help, but mostly the challenges come from lack of understanding between human and dog.

When we start reading about the  language of the dog, behavior, attend puppy classes etc. then we will find out we did some mistakes. Fortunately, dogs are forgiving, so we can make mistakes and get wiser all the time. Our dogs have an amazing ability to try and understand us, and make themselves understood. We must never abuse their trust in us by being hard on them.

Read about the signals of the dog here!

Join a puppy night!

At ” puppy night” at Artemis you will get introduced to basic training based on positive intensification. We reward the behavior we like to see; we want to see more of and ignore the behavior we don’t wanna see again.

The dog will quickly learn what it takes to become a success. If it makes a correct guess, then it’s being rewarded with a treat, a friendly word or a gentle touch. If it makes an incorrect guess, then nothing happens. Naturally, the dog will try hard to be correct each time. If you are not hard on it for being incorrect, then it will still want to try its very best to try again and be correct.

Puppy license!

From the puppy is born and until it is about 4-6 months old, then it has a “puppy license” that does,  it will try the big world out there – both with its own and others without to expect too big consequences. To start with it doesn’t understand what is allowed and not allowed to do in your home. You must give it a chance to learn, and the puppy will learn best and fastest, if the rules are the same every single day. Later, we can, with giving it a sign, let it know, it is for an exception have been invited up on the sofa for snuggling.

Forget the old myths!

Forget old myths about “leadership and dominance”; the myth that the dog will try to take over the power in case the owner does this and that. Dominance is only between its own – never between dog and man. The dog prefers to pass the control over to the human in case he seems in his right mind according to the dog.

Good habits!

To achieve the good puppyhood needs:

  • Have made clear, that it is under all circumstances a 180-degree turnaround to become a dog owner.
  • Have the needed time to get to know the puppy and just spend time with it.
  • Have made clear that it’s time for learning a new language – “Doggish”
  • Have a huge patience with the puppy and its developing. It gets so much easier later – especially if we made sure it got the right stimulus and we created a close bond.

Written by Lise Rovsing and Hanne Truelsen from Snudekompagniet!



Are snacks from China the reason for death among our pets?

There is currently a fierce debate about whether or not chicken snacks made in China are the cause of death amongst our dogs.

Fact Check:  There has not yet been identified any substance in these products that has been correlated to mortality in animals.

The problem must be viewed from a different angle.

Everything in moderation“.

The snacks are very popular because they are very tasty. As such, many people like to feed them to their dogs.

The snacks also have a high protein content. However, you can harm the body if you eat too much protein. Excessive protein intake can over burden the kidneys and in the worst case lead to organ failure.

Particularly small dog breeds are at risk.

Small dogs are often a bit picky when it comes to food and often don’t eat that much. If you are given get a couple of these treats each time and given them several times during the day, it can easily decrease the dog’s appetite and take interest from the dog’s regular diet as they feel full.

In this way the dog gets its energy mainly from protein. If protein becomes the dog’s primary food intake, in the worst case scenario, this can cause damage to the body.

Therefore, one must always be careful to ensure that the dog has a varied diet.

Denmark is a very regulated country.

Our snack suppliers all live up to the requirements that ensure consumers have access to a safe product.

Requirements are imposed on the raw materials, the production and testing of the products. The procedures that must be carried out are both complex and comprehensive in order to meet both national and international standards.

The procedures ensure that we as consumers can safely use the products.

However, there is no legislation that can stop people from giving their dogs too many snacks.

We cannot legislate on common sense.

Treat your dog with care and use snacks with moderation ?



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Help your dog through New Year’s Eve

People all over the world will all soon get around Denmark to celebrate the New Year with fireworks.  How can you best help your dog get through the days when the loud and harsh sounds of exploding fireworks are all around and the sky is lit up by flying rockets?

Dogs hear 4.5 times better than humans.  For them, the sound of fireworks can be a very violent experience.

If your dog is not yet frightened of fireworks?

You have a great possibility to prevent them from developing fear of the sound of fireworks.

A dog’s behavior is often mirrors that of its owner.  If you are calm and relaxed, then this will have a positive effect on your dog.

If you hear a sudden explosion on the street where you dog is .. try to keep yourself completely calm. Do not to react.  Your dog will look to you for a lead and will notice that you, yourself are not frightened.  This will help the dog believe that there is nothing dangerous about the events that have just occurred.

Where a dog is frightened, you shouldn’t begin to try and feed your dog snacks or treats as a form of comfort. You will be rewarding your dog for being frightened and there is nothing positive for your dog to learn – quite the opposite, this can reinforce your dog’s fear of fireworks.

Stay calm and keep walking.

You have a dog which is very frightened of fireworks?

The degree of fear varies from dog to dog and naturally any treatment of this fear will need to be adapted to the specific dog.

Once a dog has developed a fear for fireworks, it will not simply go away by itself.  The fear can get worse year by year.  Worse, if the fear isn’t treated, it can develop into a general fear of loud noises or even going out for a walk in the dark.

It is thus very fundamental that steps are taken to remedy this as early as possible – the less fear the dog has exhibited the easier it is to help them!

New Year’s Eve!

On New year’s Eve itself it is very important that you have taken your dog for a good walk. Choose an area where there is less likely to be fireworks being shot off like a forest, beach or swamp.  Keep the dog on a leash!  If it gets frightened it might run off – no matter how at ease  it is normally to take the same walk.

Try and let your dog use its senses during the walk – for example, you could put some treats on the ground and let the dog look for them.

Another idea is to use soft treats or snacks and put them up in tree stumps and other places where the dog has to really use its senses to find them. In this way, the dog can become tired in a natural way by being gently stimulated – but do remember to try and not over stimulate your dog. Overstimulation increases the dogs stress level.

You should also not try and take your dog out for a walk while there are the loud explosions of fireworks outside.  Try and take a little time and plan your day and evening.

If your dog is very insecure then pay attention to this and take steps to mitigate the effect accordingly.  Don’t hold a loud and noisy party as this can make the dog even more stressed and will make its fear over the fireworks even greater.  If you can take steps to generally make the evening overall less stressful for the dog, it will be much better placed to see through the evening.

Plan an activity!

Be prepared to have something to distract your dog when the fireworks are at their worst. It could, for example, be a fun game or having access to a tasty bone but, once again, please remember not to excite or stress your dog too much when doing this.

You can also use a toy which you can put some food into. You can put snacks into a dishtowel – where you make little knots in the towel and put the snacks into the knots so that your dog has to work with its sense of smell to find the snacks.  Your dog should also use some energy in trying to lick the snack out of the towel – the action of licking tends to relax a dog.


 Let the dog choose its own resting spot!

Your dog should choose itself where it wants to be. This could be close to you, under the bed or in its basket or pillow.

Protection from light and sound!

You can help your dog by covering up your windows so that you cannot see the light flashes which come from the rockets.  Play quiet music to distract it from the sound of the fireworks. If you don’t have curtains at home, try using black plastic garbage bags to cover the windows. Shielding the dog in this way will offer protection from both light and sound.

Build a cave!

Build your dog a cave. For example, you can use a coffee table and lay a heavy duvet over the coffee table so that your dog can relax inside the homemade cave and feel more secure.  A heavy blanket or can be used to reduce the sound even further.


Some dogs are very happy for the so called “thunder shirt” as it provides a comforting pressure on the body.  If you can get access to this clothing it may help. Sometimes though a nice duvet to snuggle under can also be very comforting for many dogs.

Give a helping hand!

There are many different products that you can buy over the counter which can help relax a dog. Products such as Kalm, Zylkene and Aptus relax are often used.

In some instances, though it is necessary to get prescription medicine and there are new products which can block the fear reflex without making your dog drowsy. Speak to your vet on the various options which are available and always be aware that your dog needs to have a health check before you can get the prescription medicines.

If you don’t know how your dog will react to the various substances then it is always a good idea to try them before you have to use them on New Year’s Eve.


Most important of all for having a good – or at least a better – New Year’s Eve is:

  • Be prepared and have decided which treatment and action you will use
  • If you know beforehand that your dog is very scared by fireworks – prepare for the fireworks well in advance of the actual firework season starting
  • Make sure the dog has had a good walk before it gets dark outside
  • Never shout or tell your dog off for being frightened or try to force it to get over its fear. Instead, let it know that you have noticed that it is scared and let the dog know that the dog can come to you for comfort, security and peace.
  • Shield the dog from light and sounds
  • Try and be calm yourself. Make it clear that you have understood that the dog is frightened and that it is completely ok if it doesn’t want play or eat snacks or chew on a bond.

Even if you dog has never shown any fear of fireworks, you should know that there is no guarantee that it can’t suddenly develop it.  Older dogs that have previously been completely calm can, as their hearing deteriorates with age, suddenly show signs of fear quite simply because they cannot recognize the sound in the same way as before!

Alternatively, you can always plan to hold your New Year’s Eve away from the City’s fireworks.

Happy New Year!









Quick guide to understanding your dog.

Learn the language of your dog 

A dog communicates through body language. The most important signals are the calming signals They tell us, if a dog feels pressed, stressed, or uncomfortable. These signals include:

  • licking their mouths
  • a smacking sound
  • winking their eyes
  • turning the head to one side
  • pulling the ears back
  • wagging with the tail lowered

If you observe your dog giving any of these signals, consider what is going on in that moment and act accordingly.

For many dogs there is too much going on in their daily lives. A grown dog should sleep around 14 hours a day. A puppy needs about 16-18 hours of daily sleep!

Read more about puppies and exercise here!

Stimulating the body and mind

The stimulation of a dog will to be different according to its  race and age. It can therefore be hard to observe general rules here. Certain activities are, however, more stressful than beneficial.

When you throw something to fetch, it increases the pulse and stresses the dog.

Do not:

  • throw a stick
  • throw a ball
  • play any kind of wild tug of war games

Certain kinds of toys also stress the dog. Dogs have a hearing ability thats is up to 4,5 times what humans do; so a little “squeak” can be really loud for them.

Watch a movie about why fetching should be avoided!

Stop playing with squeaky toys or remove the part of the toy that makes the sound.

The sniffing walk

Always use a harness and a loose leash.

Collars apply unnecessary discomfort and can lead to damage in the neck and throat. The harness should allow the dog free movement in the shoulders and front leg.

This harness is sitting in a correct maner.

If your dog pulls on the leash the constant pressure from the collar will stress the dog even more, which worsens the situation. If you need to have a tight connection with your dog, a harness provides you with a safer grip.

The dog needs a loose leash for it to choose where it wants to sniff. Flex lines are not allowed. By using a flex line your dog feels a constant pressure from a tight leash and it feels restricted throughout the whole walk. Flex lines feel like steel wire and often cause damage to both dogs and humans.

The daily exercise has to be on the dog’s terms. We humans tend to rush and let the dog follow us. Slow down, walk slowly. Give your dog choices. Let it decide, where it wants to sniffle and for how long.

Some dogs are highly sensitive. Even smaller inputs can feel very disturbing. That’s why not all dogs thrive in an environment of much activity and noise.

Not all dogs are happy greeting other dogs.

Read more about meeting other dogs here!

Calm and relaxing activities

Relaxing activities are important for the well-being of your dog.

Intensive sniffling reduces the level of stress. The dog uses its nose; let it feel free to do that as much as possible.

Let your dog search for treats during the walk: throw a fistful of treats over a large area and let your dog calmly search for them. It lowers the pulse and feels good. Searching for treats can also be done at home and is a meaningful and calming way to end the walk.

Calm chewing on a bone or a “kong” is another relaxing and joyous activity for everyone!

Watch a movie about good activities to enjoy with your dog!

The dog’s space 

Give the dog the opportunity to withdraw when you are at home. When it rests, leave it alone and do not disturb it. Family and guests should respect that the dog is not up for endless cuddling and talking to, just because WE want to pet our dog. We also need to teach our children to respect the dog’s withdrawal and its need to be free from social contact.

Little tools for communicating

Our body language says more than a thousand words. If the dog does something you disapprove of, ignore the action and keep QUIET.

The behaviour we want we reward, the behaviour we disapprove of, we ignore.

Obtain a good connection with your dog with a simple tool: use a smacking sound. When the dog looks in your direction, reward it with a treat within three seconds. Right then you give the dog a treat, you reward the correct behaviour.

Learn the hand signal: turn the palm of your hand towards the dog. That is the signal for “it’s okay”. This signal can be used in many situations, when you wish to tell your dog not to worry:

  • When you pass people, dogs and things, that seem to upset it.
  • When the doorbell rings and the dog runs towards the door.
  • When the dog begs or tries to jump up and down.

“Get in the way”: If e.g. a situation of conflict is about to occur, physically move in between your dog and the challenge. Lead your dog away from the situation.


Walking in a curve / curving:   When dogs meet in nature, they walk in a curve toward each other.

If meeting other dogs is a challenge for your dog, practice to walk in a curve. You can also cross to the other side of the street.

If contact with other dogs should be practiced, walk in parallels. I.e. you and your dog walk in a parallel with another dog and human. Keep a good distance and practice moving closer gradually.

If you learn to implement these practices/habits in your daily lives, you are offering optimal conditions for your dog’s well-being.

Read the Danish version here!

Check list for your ’pet pharmacy’ at home

Most pet owners do once in a while experience that their animal gets unwell or hurt. Naturally you should ALWAYS see your veterinarian if you suspect illness.

Some things are good to have ready in your ‘pet pharmacy’. It is good to be prepared, in case the damage is done and you can take immediate action – preferably after consulting the veterinarian.

Check list for your ’pet pharmacy’ at home

  • Thermometer for checking your pet’s temperature. The temperature is taken in the pet’s behind
  • Cotton sock to e.g. protect a paw that has had a cut. Use sport tape to keep the sock in place
  • Salt water solution from the pharmacy to rinse eyes. The same kind that you would use for your own eyes
  • Ear rinse for cleaning the ears. Do a daily smell check of your pet’s ears. Do they smell – or are they dirty? Clean with ear rinse on a cotton pad or a soft gauze tampon
  • Mild soap to clean paws and scars
  • A cone to prevent the snout from coming in touch with the body. This way you can prevent your pet from worsening the injury. You can buy a so-called ‘swim ring’ or a funnel shaped plastic collar
  • Psyllium seed  can be bought in most supermarkets. A little ‘seed’ in the food can help your pet if it has a light diarrhoea
  • Frozen light fish, canned cod roe, and rice can provide your pet with a special diet in case of vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Special diet you can buy at the veterinarian’s office – as dry or wet food
  • Disposable syringe to spurt a little food mixed with water in your pet’s mouth, if it does not want to eat
  • Active coal if a poisoning is suspected
  • Zinc ointment for smaller cuts and irritated skin
  • Chlorhexidine wound cleansing for cleansing small wounds
  • Chlorhexidine powder for smaller cuts
  • Canned asparagus is given to the pet if it has swallowed a pointed object such as a bone or a shard of glass. The asparagus wraps itself around the object and helps it out through the alimentary canal
  • Bag put in the freezer can be used as a cold compress (skal der noget I posen?)
  • Tick remover to safely remove ticks from the animal
  • Small scissors with blunt ends for cutting fur safely
  • Prokolin/Zoolac/Diapaste can be bought over the counter and at the veterinarian’s office. A paste with lactic acid bacteria, which help overcoming stomach trouble
  • Fluid nutritious food you can buy at the veterinarian’s office, useful if your pet has a small appetite
  • Common sense when in doubt: bring your pet to the veterinarian. Common sense cannot be required online but is a result of real thoughts and objectivity. If you daily look and feel your animal you will know when it’s not well and if are not sure? Ask the vet, not google!


If you have one or more of these items at home, you are well prepared, if an accident occurs!

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Raising for Rada!

This is a joyous day despite a little sadness because Rada has left. She has gone to the most loving, best family that from now on will provide her with a good home.

This afternoon Rada was handed over after a long introduction to her physical needs and a talk about her nature.

The life on three legs calls for a lot of love, care, and a special attention to her needs.

Rada is a radiant light in sharp contrast to the dark shadows of the Russian shelter. She got out and has enriched everybody she has met in so many ways.

Taking her past into consideration she has more guts than most… I will definitely follow her closely in the future! I can say the same for Thomas Rathsack.

Rada will in the future be the symbol for the raising money for the shelter in Russia.

“Raising for Rada” will monthly support the shelter in Russia where Rada came from.



From Russia to Denmark!

Through the organisation “Fra snude til snude”, three-legged Rada has moved to Denmark!

“Snude til snude i a charity project, read more here!

We have raised money for a shelter in Russia. Through the shelter we have adopted a three-legged dog Rada to Denmark!

Monday January 15th 9 pm!

How does it feel to sleep on a soft blanket in a warm room for the first time, after having slept on the hard floor of a shed for years? 

What do you think when your food is served nicely diced in a bowl, when you used to eat old meat directly from the pot? 

What feelings flow through your body when loving strokes in endless amounts replace the fight for attention in the pack?

 Whether three-legged Rada has those kinds of thoughts, we have no idea.


Arrival in Denmark!

Hopefully she feels the care and love she was met with when she arrived in Denmark from the cold shelter in Russia late last night. Chelina came in, rolling Rada in her pet carrie. Chelina’s lovely family, Thomas and I stood there in exited anticipation.


The trip from Russia to Denmark is undeniably a stressful journey for a dog.

That is why it is so important that the first period in this new country is as calm as possible. The impressions as seen from the snout are overwhelming as it is.

To begin with she was stressed.

In the car home from the airport, Rada sat at the backseat – i.e. she sat in the lap of Lise as she would rather sit with her muzzle resting on a shoulder.

She had been barking from the moment she landed and that continued throughout the ride.

At the arrival at Artemis, she was let out at the parking lot. She lifted her head, and then she wanted to go for a little walk.

On three legs!

Rada I challenged by her lack of one foreleg, which complicates her sniffing. In that way she is different from most dogs. Her leg was wounded in an accident and got amputated below her shoulder.

In the beginning we therefore decided to spare her from dealing with stairs.

It was the plan that she should have a thorough check-up by the veterinarian, when she arrived in Denmark. We need to know her psyche and overall state of health to provide her with the optimal settings for her to have a good life.

Rada stayed at Artemis for the night. She should not be moved more than necessary.

After a short walk we returned to the clinic where a bed was made for Rada.

She was shown the soft blankets, and when Thomas Rathsack sat down with her, she finally relaxed. She slept right there all through the night. She had to do without Thomas as I took over the watch.


That’s how Rada and I spend the night in the consulting room. Snout to snout.

She definitely slept more than me. More than once I stroked her to make sure she didn’t feel lonely or sad!


What’s next?

Today we have run a series of tests on her. She takes some short walks and relaxes in between.

Rada’s stress and alertness needs to be removed. Up till now it has worked well.

The right home for Rada is one with an endless, loving warmth. And there are the challenges with her motor skills to take into consideration.

A dog can live a fulfilling life on three legs, but it needs the family to pay attention to its special needs.

To adopt dogs from abroad is not just a simple matter.

Rada is one of many dogs from the Russian shelter, Rada has had  the chance of a new life.

It makes a difference to help one dog – also even though you cannot save them all!

Our donation has created a local awareness.

Chelina has been on local TV, which has put focus on the shelter, and now more people have adopted dogs and cats.

Respect for life!

Rada is – apart form being a lovely dog – also a symbol for the fact that it makes a difference when we help. The respect for life, no matter the circumstances and challenges, is important. The respect also entails choosing the alternative, when that is the best for the animal.

Seen from the outside some people may think “Three legs? Is that a life worth living?”

YES, it is. If you pay attention and provide the proper care, life on three legs isn’t bad at all.

To put it bluntly – for the perspective: A lot of dogs suffer from severe osteoarthritis – sometimes in only one leg. It can end up being so debilitating that the dog puts all weight on the other leg to ease the pain.

Just as when you only have one leg, your body needs to compensate for the balance that is no longer working. These dogs live good lives, provided with proper care – until the day life no longer is a good life for the dog.

Rada’s handicap is obvious. A lot of dogs suffer from conditions not apparently visible for us.

No matter what happens, what is best for Rada is what sets the course.

We don’t yet know exactly what the coordinates are, but we are on our way to find them.

Tonight Thomas watches over Rada. Or is it the other way round? In any way she could not be in better hands.

When Tuesday arrives we will see what the day brings. Until then we just need Rada to feel good and get used to her new life.

Everyone surrounding Rada is again reminded that a dog is not “just a dog”, but just about the most trusting and life affirming presence, you will meet.

Raising for charity for pets all over the world!

 From one pet to another!

Follow our Facebook page “Fra snude til snude” meaning “from one pet to another”.  The page will show our activities in relations to collecting items, which will be donated to animals in need worldwide. The page will to act as a place for coordinating events that collect money for specific projects!

Find the site here!

Help us help others

Pet owners in Denmark love their animals. They shall not want for anything. That’s why it is quite common that we have collected a lot of “equipment” during the life of our pets. That “equipment” may at some point no longer be of use to us. Our pets outgrow their harnesses, they do no longer play with certain toys, they get new dog baskets etc. The “old” items are not in use anymore.

These items may be in perfect order but we are used to throwing away things we no longer need. “Snout To Snout” wishes to change that approach and put them to good use, so that animals all over the world can benefit from them.

When we say goodbye!

A different scenario unfolds the day we say goodbye to a beloved pet.

Often there will be bowls, harnesses, leashes, toys and more left over from a long life. Throwing these items away seems wrong, as they represent fond memories. Some items can be saved, of course, but in many cases it is nice to start afresh.

Project “fra snude til snude” helps passing on used items. We continuously support hot spots, such as animal shelters in Denmark and abroad, and we give donations to projects that need help. We cannot always know, when that happens.

Where can I leave my things?

We are collecting for projects supporting animals in need, so they can benefit from what surplus we have. We are collecting at Dyreklinikken Artemis, Gersonsvej 2, 2900 Hellerup, and at Fuglebjergvej 9, 3400 Hillerød.

Do you want to help?

Please get in touch through the facebook page, if you would like to be a pick-up point.

Do you have a project in need of help?

If you have an association or a project that needs help, send us a message and you will be put on our list of projects. Our opportunity to help depends on how many donations we are in possession of. “From one pet to anothert” is a continuous event.

Who is behind the project?

Veterinarian Lise Rovsing runs the project with the support from former Special Forces Soldier Thomas Rathsack. Through our network we wish to put focus on helping animals in need by utilising existing resources.

“From one pet to another” has already helped:

  • We have shipped donations to an animal shelter In Rumania
  • We have shipped a huge donation to help homeless dogs
  • In December 2017 we have send money to buy forage for a shelter in remote Russia

How much exercise shall my puppy have?

By veterinarian Lise Rovsing & Hanne Truelsen from Snudekompagniet!

Are you the happy owner of a new puppy, there are a lot of things to look forward too.

One of the greatest pleasures of owning a dog is the walks that you will experience together. However, it will take a while before this becomes a part of everyday life.

The puppy takes over the house with its energy which will test your patience. This might lead you to think that the puppy needs to be worn out physically and what better way to do this than to take the puppy for a nice long walk?

STOP – a puppy should NOT be taken on long walks or be worn out.

A puppy needs a lot less exercise than you might think. The puppy only needs to go out for short walk to relieve itself.

When the puppy arrives at its new home it is usually between 8-10 weeks old. However the most optimal time to move the puppy from its familiar surroundings is actually when the puppy is between 9-11/12 weeks old!

How much exercise does a puppy need?

During the first month of bringing the puppy home, it only needs to go out for 10-15 minutes a day.

As part of the housebreaking it is natural that the puppy needs to go out many times during the day, which is fine, but it shouldn’t be taken out for walks. The puppy only needs to go out to relief itself and the sniff around in its new surroundings.

A puppy will relieve itself where it feels safe, which is why puppies often relieve themselves inside the house or in the garden. This is also one of the reasons why the puppy shouldn’t be taken for long walks, as it will not relieve itself if you just walk around in different places.

When the puppy is approximately 4 months old you can increase the walks with 5 minutes, which will add up to 20 minutes a day. At 5 months you can increase the walks with another 5 minutes and so on, until you reach 30 minutes a day. A puppy should not walk more than 30 minutes a day until it is fully grown. When a puppy is fully grown depends on the breed.

Let your puppy sniff!

When you take your pup out for a walk it should be on its terms. It’s very important that the dog gets to sniff around as much as needed. This means that you should make as many stops as the dog requires and wait for the dog to finish sniffing.

A puppy shouldn’t be worn out by too much exercise. Too much exercise can make a puppy stressed.

Stress has a lot of consequences for the puppy and can show itself in many disguises.

Typically the puppy will be unfocussed and have trouble relaxing and resting, it will pee excessively, it will hump object, which has nothing to do with its sexuality and it will drink a lot. The puppy will also take longer to learn to be alone at home as well as it will take longer to be housebroken.

If you have a garden, it is easy to let the puppy out several times during the day. Have in mind that even a small trip to the garden, is a major input for the puppy’s brain to process.

Small experiences make a BIG impression!

From a puppy’s point of view, a small experience makes a huge impression, a lot more than you might think!

A puppy should only be exposed to new experiences every three to six days, which ensures the most optimal development of the puppy’s psyche.

Slow down!

Making an effort and giving the puppy time to a just, will give you the best result for a harmonious healthy dog.

We as humans can also benefit from slowing down. If you want to do what’s best for the new family member it’s important to calm household and give the puppy time to a just.